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Dec 28 2018

White House, congressional Democrats see no deal on shutdown

It was the first day that would have been a normal workday for most affected employees. Roughly 420,000 workers were deemed essential and are working unpaid, while an add...

Dec 28 2018

New Yorkers report blue light over the city after transformer explosion

It comes just days after an "explosion" was spotted in the skies above California. The freaky sight set off a frenzy on social media, where people reported a power fail...

Dec 27 2018

Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning

Once Mattis' resignation letter hit the media, offering an eloquent argument in favor of the diplomatic norms established through US foreign policy in past decades and ...

Dec 27 2018

Moscow slams Israeli strikes against Syria

Israel's military spokesman's unit did not confirm the raids, but said in a statement that "an aerial defense system was activated against an anti-aircraft missile launc...

Dec 27 2018

Trump, Melania visit Iraq

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis tendered his resignation last Thursday over Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and draw down numbers in Afghanistan in addition...

Dec 27 2018

Led coalition strikes ISIS targets in Syria

The American president has repeatedly vowed to bring American troops back home from the region. McGurk made a decision to speed up his original plan to leave his post i...

Dec 25 2018

Indonesia 'volcano' tsunami: Dozens missing after huge wave around Sunda Strait

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has apologised after initially saying the public should not panic as the wave was a tidal surge and not a tsunami, explaini...

Dec 25 2018

Turkey does not need permission from Israel to fight terror: Kalın

Israeli media reported last month that Mr Netanyahu wanted to delay the Trump administration's much vaunted Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, fearing its release before the...

Dec 25 2018

Trump orders big troop reduction in Afghanistan

The departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis , who announced his resignation on Thursday over policy differences with Trump, could also affect coordination with allies....

Dec 22 2018

Trump plans to withdraw more than 5000 troops from Afghanistan

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday called for immediate U.S. Senate hearings on President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria...

Dec 22 2018

Government shuts down after Congress fails to pass spending bill

The deadline for a deal is at midnight. About 800,000 federal employees are expected to either be furloughed or required to work without pay. The only question now is...

Dec 22 2018

Trump says immigrants can't be in US during asylum process

Administration officials said too many migrants make false claims, and 71 percent of them do not fulfill the asylum process. The new policy will inevitably add to long wa...

Dec 22 2018

Departure of Jim Mattis stirs world of worries from Brussels to Beijing

The Senate GOP leader avoids critiquing the president and nearly always declines to answer questions about Trump's numerous controversial statements and blistering atta...

Dec 21 2018

House passes bill to keep government going

The government shutdown , which will take effect at midnight Friday if a deal is not reached, would place 660,000 federal employees on furlough , with half forced to wo...

Dec 20 2018

More than 40 injured in explosion in Japan's Sapporo

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said it has dispatched seven officials to the site to look into the cause. The explosion at the building is believed to have bee...

Dec 20 2018

Third Canadian detained in China, East Asia News & Top Stories

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, was arrested in Canada on December 1 at the request of the United States , which w...

Dec 20 2018

Japan plans first aircraft carriers since World War II

Japan will launch its first aircraft carrier since the end of World War II . That surpasses the U.K - now the largest foreign customer of the American manufacturer - ...

Dec 20 2018

Labour attacks Tories for anti-Corbyn ‘mini-riot’ in ‘stupid woman’ row

After making the judgment on the video evidence of the incident, Bercow said he would expect Corbyn to return to the House of Commons , should an apology be necessary. T...

Dec 20 2018

North Korea says US sanctions are threatening denuclearization talks

The statement, attributed to the policy research director of the North Korean foreign ministry's Institute for American Studies, added that US officials, including those ...

Dec 19 2018

AL calls on Australia's recognition of E. Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Israel's response to Australia was ambivalent, with the Foreign Ministry saying in a statement that Canberra's decision to open a defense and trade office in Jerusalem w...